View Full Version : cant install ubuntu 12.4 :(

October 9th, 2013, 08:55 PM
ok i downloaded ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64

but i used to install it with wubi.exe

but this time it wont let me as i am running windows 8 it just gives an error

so i made an usb drive of ubuntu with Universal-USB-Installer-

it runs and when i clicked on install ubuntu inside windows 8

it restarted my system and booted back into windows 8 any help ?

than i burned the dvd and the same thing happened with dvd too

my bios isn't uefi and they do not have secure boot too but still i am not able to install it

it runs fine if i click try ubuntu :*

how can i install it ?

my system ~
CPU: Fx 8350 | CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 (rev 1.1) | Ram: Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 | Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 | HDD: 1 TB samsung

Case: CM elite 310 | Monitor: Aoc e2050SOS: Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit

October 9th, 2013, 09:39 PM
This is happening because the Windows installer (Wubi.exe) is incompatible with Windows 8



October 9th, 2013, 09:50 PM
i know thats why i tryed using usb and also burned a dvd still it wont install ... it just restarts system when i click install within windows 8

October 12th, 2013, 11:33 AM
it just restarts system when i click install within windows 8
If you can click on "install within windows 8" booting a Ubuntu-CD/DVD/USB, maybe there are 4 primary partitions. 4 is the maximum number of primary partitions with MBR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record) partition table. You can change this with tools like GParted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GParted). Be careful, deleting a partition deletes your data on this partition, too. "install within windows 8" copies wubi.exe to windows autostart and then it reboots. But if your windows 8 uses MBR partition table and not GPT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record) and UEFI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Firmware_Interface), an installation with wubi is possible.